Baby Face with a Mask on for a Baby Shower during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The first call I received was from a pregnant mom that asked can you paint a baby face with a mask on the face? I laughed and said, But of course we can. I started searching google for some ideas and I came up with a few ideas.
What I normally do is start a Pinterest board so that the client and I can collaborate on a design together.
I sent a message to Varela (my client) saying... If you want, we can have some real fun with this design! If you want this design to be funny and fun, I was thinking we can use googly eyes and some false eyelashes. How about we add a baby bow to the design and maybe even a real mask instead of a painted on one. What do you think? Varela said SURE!
Varela had me come over to her house before her baby shower in order to paint this design so that during her baby shower her “Masked Baby Maternity Belly Art” would be on display for all to laugh and have fun with this design.
I used her bellybutton as the nose for the baby. Do you know how some people wear the mask with their nose out?! The proper way of wearing a mask this baby is not following because the nose is hanging out! 😂😷
Rainbow Baby Maternity Belly Art.
My client Melissa Crowley from CEO-Homemade and Blessed. Knew she wanted to celebrate her pregnancy in a memorable way.
Melissa would like to share this quote for this blog post: " I am so glad I got my belly painted by Linda for my maternity photo shoot. It was something a little extra special in a time of such craziness in the world. (This appointment took place during the coronavirus disease (covid-19) pandemic of 2020) I was able to connect with Linda and have something lovely to look back on about a pregnancy that was very dear to us as it was our first after 4 losses."
Do all appointments go perfect and smooth you ask? Most times yes however on this appointment oh my goodness NO! I was having a VERY clumsy day😂Melissa told me to blame it on the Mars retrograde… The end result of the design did however come out amazing!
To achieve this design I used an airbrush setup. While I was setting up my airbrushes the airbrush stand did not fit correctly to my table. Just as I thought to myself, I think I really should add a plastic tablecloth to the cream colored rug below. Just as that thought went through my brain my airbrush stand fell crashing to the floor! A teardrop of the color pink, blue and yellow hit the cream colored rug! OH NO this airbrush stand WILL NOT WORK?! BUT have no fear I can be a bit of a "MacGyver" at times! I just used the container that was holding my paint colors as an airbrush stand. ("MacGyver" is to make or repair something "in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand")
My next clumsiness mishaps was as I was attaching an airbrush to the quick disconnect some of my black paint came spilling out! Paper towels to the rescue!
No one was hurt in the making of this design. Yes I was able to wipe out the rainbow colors that spilled on the cream colored rug. The black paint that spilled? Spilled luckily in my paint container holder. And the crimp part of the paintbrush I was able to get out of the paint bottle when I got home from the appointment with long nose pliers.
To achieve this design I used an airbrush and a fairy stencil. We also added some glitter bling flower stickers and some 3D butterflies. My client Melissa Endured 4 losses and many many months of heart break before this miracle happened.
A rainbow baby is a baby born shortly after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or death in infancy. This term is given to these special rainbow babies because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving us hope of what's to come.
This is a memorable way to capture this special moment and also create unique family portraits in the future.
Maternity Body/Belly Art Appointments a one-of-a-kind gift for an expecting mother!
“Maternity Body/Belly Art Appointments” Long lost friends when life happens.
Isabel's Maternity Belly Art Designs.
The second time I painted a "Minion Maternity Belly Art Design". This design was done with traditional brush face paint applied by hand with brushes, sponges and FDA approved makeup designed specifically for use on human skin.